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believe how horrible my blogging was last week?! Oh my gosh! I haven’t had such a boring blog week since my honeymoon week!! I’m dead serious! That was the last time I can remember when I didn’t have post up every week day. The blog had some backend changes happening which resulted in me having to switch the nameservers to new IP address… or something nerdy like that. Anyway, that took 48 hours to process and it meant that ALL of my preblogged posts didn’t go live… such a BUMMER right?! I worked hard prepping for those posts. Oh well….

now we’re beginning another week…. AND another month!! March?! Really?! Where did you come from? I feel like we were just entering January. Time is flying by so quickly and it’s going to be wedding season before you know it! March is one of those months that really doesn’t have anything SPECIAL going on…. except my best friend’s bday… Happy EARLY birthday Caroline!! And now that I’m thinking about it… March is looking more exciting than normal this year!! One of my roomies from college gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on March 1st! Welcome to the world Elsie Jane!! We get to meet her this afternoon!! Yay! Here are some other exciting things happening in March 2013:

– We shot a masquerade themed wedding on March 2nd and it was fabulous! It will be on the blog tomorrow! Woopwoop!

– We have a week to be home and catchup on LIFE and BUSINESS this week!

– This weekend we’re hanging out with our youth group friends on their spring retreat and then meeting Bud and Jill to fly out to VEGAS on Sunday!

– We spend like 5 days in Vegas for WPPI and I host a mini 2 hour workshop that is focused on Posing! I’m pumped!

– THEN, we’re renting an RV and driving to the coast for a mini-vacation with Buddy and Jill for 5 days! Pray we don’t break down in the desert!! Yikes!

– 2 Coaching days with 4 fabulous photographers and a few eshoots!

– On top of all of this…. we’re still building a house… and to those that said it would be stressful, you were right. Lets just leave it at that for now:) It’s lovely… but it’s stressful.

So I’m excited to announce a few things about this week! 1. I’ll be posting about out trip to CA last week and 2. We’ll be opening up more coaching sessions on WEDNESDAY!! Signup for the newsletter and you’ll be able to claim your date one day before the public!

I’m off to sort laundry, return emails and get back to business! Being gone for a week is tough on a small business owner!!! Happy Monday!

** Ps. I accomplished A LOT of my February goals!! … except one.. and I’m guessing you know what that is! AND Thanks to the sweet Jody Gray for taking some pictures of me speaking. I’m so thankful for her!!  **


Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

Samantha + Evan Private Estate, Backyard Wedding

I’m so excited to share this final 2020 Wedding with you all!! It’s a special one! We photographed this beautiful wedding day on our own 10 year anniversary! Ten years ago on this day, we were celebrating in my parent’s backyard under a massive white tent too! This was my brother-in-law’s baby sister’s wedding day and celebrating with the Malizia family was such a treat! They are a family MADE for weddings!


Well, I realize this isn’t normal for KJ! I don’t shoot portraits these days but this session was my first non-wedding shoot with my new Canon R6 and I’m obsessed with how these images turned out! It was the most perfect evening for this early fall shoot and the light was incredible!


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KJ Student Spotlight October 2020

I’m so excited to share another addition of Student Spotlights from our KJ Education community! It’s so funny to us, but quite often, we find that our friends who know us in everyday life but aren’t in our industry really have no clue what we do! They think we shoot 10 weddings a year and that’s the extent of our work these days but oh… that couldn’t be further from the truth!


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For some photographers, bridal details seem like a fun part of the wedding day… but for many others, it’s stressful. It’s the part of the day that throws them off, makes them wonder if they’re actually artistic and leaves them feeling flustered and panicked because they never get everything done in the time they have allotted for detail shooting. In my opinion, this is a REALLY tough way to start a wedding day.


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